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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by slev, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. cayle

    cayle New Member

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    I think I'm done for now. I'm fine with the SE bridge and I might do the washer trick to make the bridge sit snugly around the post. I'll be getting Gibson amber knobs or PRS amber lampshade knobs in the future.

    Mike Turk Hot 59 bridge pickup
    Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro neck pickup
    Schaller straplocks
    Gotoh Vintage Style tuners
    Graphtech TUSQ nut
    CTS 500k potentiometers
    Russian K40Y PIO 0.22uf capacitor
    Switchcraft toggle switch and jack
    Gibson Gold bell knobs

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  2. Duffy

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    I didn't know this was a problem. I thought that was what the set screws were for. Please fill me in on this.
     
  3. Duffy

    Duffy New Member

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    Personally I like the original version with the covered pickups and black knobs. You have to do what "you" want to do, I understand that. It will always be an awesome guitar.
     
  4. Duffy

    Duffy New Member

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    Excellent question.
     
  5. cayle

    cayle New Member

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    prscat33511 New Member

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    Oh man what a big mistake
    The bone nut was installed improperly, and way too low
    The replacment isnt better at all and my slight whammy bends make everything go sharp
    The tusq fit perfect, worked the best - now I'm disgusted with this thing
    Still looking for a replacement trem block
    I should have left well enough alone


     
  7. Duffy

    Duffy New Member

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    It sounds like you have to find a real good guitar man to work on your guitars. I have one about ten miles away that is a retired air force dude that rocks out in a local band and builds handwired tube amps as well. He works on guitars for a very reasonable price. He worked on a nice Epiphone LP I have and it sounds really great now. He rewired it and installed new pots plus wired the kill switch I had put in earlier "correctly", which the first installers didn't know how to do. It is a really quiet two way toggle kill switch. My next one will be a button if I do another one.

    There is no substitute for a good guitar man. He is independent from these dealers. The dealers seem to have mediocre commercial tech type people that don't really have their hearts into it.

    I would get that nut taken care of immediately by a good guitar man. Check with some of the well known gigging musicians around you and see who they recommend. They know where the good techs are.
     
  8. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I was doing some mods to the Santana SE when someone snapped this photo. Notice my safety gear. That kind of thing is important.

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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rock:
     
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  12. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Lowery with SE HFS and Vintage Bass zebra coils, plus some creme pickup rings.

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  13. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    This is my 25th Anni Cu24 with what I call the '85 Mod. A friend and I tried to make our SE's be as close to the original Cu24 as we could. It's got USA HFS/Vintage pups with a USA wiring harness with the 5 way rotary and we added the sweet switch.

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  14. phase90

    phase90 New Member

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    This is my 2014 PRS SE 245 in McCarty Tobacco Sunburst.

    It's a limited edition, so not only does it come in this beautiful color but also with an ebony fretboard, matching headstock and adjustable stoptail from P22 (no piezo though).


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    Here are the things I changed:

    - Pickup rings in crème
    - Toggle switch in crème
    - Amber / Gold knobs
    - Graph Tech Black Tusq XL nut
    - Kluson Locking Tuners
    - Ernie Ball Power Slinkys (11-48)

    Everything was a hazzle free swap, I didn't run into any problems. Except for some minor adjustments to the truss rod and intonation for the new strings.

    In the near future, I plan on swapping the stock 245 pickups for Seymour Duncan '59 (N) + Custom (B). Stock pickups are okay, I like the neck pickup, but the bridge pickup gets muddy very fast at high gain.
     
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Man, that looks cool!
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Lookin' good!
     
  17. prsman2012

    prsman2012 New Member

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    This looks awesome. I love the color of the headstock. Who sells these limited edition ones?
     
  18. SausageofPower

    SausageofPower New Member

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    +1. I'm ready. So is my wallet. ;)
     
  19. vrdyer

    vrdyer New Member

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    Did you try taking off the pegboard decal with naptha or lighter fluid?

    Thanks


     
  20. phase90

    phase90 New Member

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    I got it from "Musikhaus Thomann" located in Germany. Nice-to-know-fact: According to a recent tv documentary, it's the world's largest music retailer.
    There are several PRS SE limited editions, including Cu24, Cu24-7, 245 and Tremonti.

    http://www.thomann.de/de/search_AR_321036_321039_321038_321037_321040_321043_321041_321042.html

    If that question was for me:
    No I didn't dare touch it. I thought about it though, there are a few third party decals on the bay that might look nice with the colored headstock.
    It looks and feels like the decal is underneath the clear finish, so I'd have to sand that down to get to the decal. That's a no-go for me.
     
    #380 phase90, Mar 21, 2014
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